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right now on "nbc 10 news
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today," cow truck crash. traffic headed toward interstate 295 in new castle county was blocked for hours after a truck carrying livestock flipped over, creating quite a mess. safe and sound after a harrowing ordeal. philadelphia police say a 6-year-old was briefly missing after the car he was sitting inside got stolen. and free on bail for now. former pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane was sentenced from 10 to 23 months in prison. she won't be behind bars until her appeal is heard. nbc 10 news starts now. >> just after 5:30. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm pamela osborne. a cooler start to your tuesday morning. let's start with meteorologist bill henley in the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. good morning, bill. >> good morning, pamela, yes. feel the chill, 40s where yesterday morning we were in the 50s. it's running a good 10 degrees cooler in parts of the area. 45 now in new jersey, 46 with
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scattered clouds in the lehigh valley. it's actually helping to support the temperatures, otherwise it would be cooler. just a light breeze at 3 miles an hour. the winds at 14 miles an hour. that's dry air blowing into the area. it will be increasing as the day goes on. 5 for philadelphia this afternoon, in fact, each of the areas will warm into the 50s today. closer to 60 with bright sunshine in delaware. i'll break it down hour by hour when i'm back in a few minutes. first, let's see how traffic is look on a tuesday morning. jessica boyington has an update. >> thanks, bill. starting on the city avenue bridge southbound approaching the schuylkill expressway. where we have lanes blocked with an accident scene in here. you can see the right lane getting by. a little bit of a delay approaching that scene. that was the city avenue bridge approaching the schuylkill expressway. another accident out there. from the northeast extension of the pa turnpike, headed northbound, just around lansdale which is around mile marker 31. you can see a delay approaching the scene over here. either way, traffic still is
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moving by, not shut down at this .no carrierringringconnect 576 the search is on for a car thief in northeast philadelphia. >> this guy did something more than just drive off with someone's vehicle. a child was inside.
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thanks to a quick-thinking good samaritan, the child is okay. >> the detectives tell us they don't have a suspect but hope fingerprints will lead them to the carjacker. take a look at where all of this unfolded. skyforce 10 was over mayfair shortly after the car was stolen with a little boy inside. investigators say while a mother was using the atm at hellerman and passmore, a thief waiting in the shadows hopped in her unlocked car and took off. a good samaritan saw what unfolded and closely followed the suspect in a stolen car. >> he already probably looked in the rear view, saw a kid and ripped it over to the side and jumped out. then i was right there and got the kid and ran him to his mom. he went into the shadows. >> our camera was rolling when the eyewitness reunited the 6-year-old child with his frightened mother. meantime, the suspect who snatched the car abandoned it a short distance away. we asked the good samaritan
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about what he saw take place, he told us the lesson here is that everyone must be vigilant. he also said mayfair is changing. police say every neighborhood is changing and no one can take anything, especially safety, for granted. live now outside northeast detectives, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. >> monique, thanks. it's 5:35 and 49 degrees outside. happening today in montgomery county, the east green 'ville borough council will release their plans for police coverage. after it voted to disband its police department. officials blame the high cost of the upper perk police department which east greenville shares with pennsburg. east greenville pays about 600,000 for the join force. the mayor is looking to spend less than 350,000. pennsburg's mayor says she'll be looking to beef up the department and add another town under the join the force. the contract between the two towns expires in the spring. in philadelphia, wordsworth
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academy is closing it's residential treatment program. this comes weeks after a student day after an altercation with a teacher. the 17-year-old student became unresponsive as workers tried to restrain him. the rest of the school will remain open. the school serves students with emotional, behavioral or academic challenges. 10 to 23 months in prison is what former pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane will be serving. >> a judge handed down the sentence yesterday after kane was found guilty of perjury. kane walked out of the montgomery county jail after posting a $75,000 cash bail. that sets her free as her appeal is being heard. in addition to the jail sentence, kane got eight years probation. the former chief law enforcement officer was convicted of leaking details of a grand jury investigation and then lying about it under oath. >> she put her own desire for personal revenge above everything else, above the
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citizens of this state, above the hard-working prosecutors and the staff of the attorney general's office. >> kane asked for mercy before she was sentenced saying she feared what would happen to her teen boys if she went to jail. >> meantime, pennsylvania's current top prosecutor, bruce beemer, reacted to the sentencing calling it a sad day for commonwealth. governor tom wolf appointed him attorney general over summer following kane's conviction. in two weeks, john rafferty will be facing off against democrat josh shapiro. while kane was in court for sentencing, she was hit with a $28 parking ticket. this was on the black land rover she arrived in. happening today in harrisburg, state health officials will be giving an update on pen's medical marijuana program. the state's secretary of health will highlight the progress of
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the program so far which was signed into law in april by governor tom wolf. it's expecteded to go into effect early next year. the program will offer medical marijuana under a physician's care to patients who live in pennsylvania. >> 5:38. happening today, thousands of students from chester conte will kick off a kids vote event for this year's election at the county courthouse in west chester, students and lawmakers will give speeches and students will participate in a mock voter registration drive. you are waking up to colder temperatures, temperatures in the 40s and 50s across the area. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley has more of that chilly forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning, pamela. a chilly and a bit breezy, too. that's the drier air that's flowing into the area, part of why it's cooler this morning. it is why it's going to be colder tomorrow morning. we'll see a lot of forecast in the area. that's going to set the stage later in the week for parts the region to get the first snowflakes of the season. but not today. you'll see some sunshine. you'll actually need your
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sunglasses. we'll see a lot of sunshine, 49 degrees right now. the sun obviously not up just yet. once it does come up, we'll be watching the temperatures slowly climb. they go faster, the northwesterly wind that will keep them chillier during the day today. middle 50s this afternoon. there will be clouds blowing through. those will be fair weather clouds. we're not expecting wet weather today. some of those blow through the suburbs. 45 degrees right now. the morning will be in the 40s. very low 50s starting at noontime and it's not going to make it even into the middle 50s in the suburbs today. lehigh valley, some scattered clouds now 46 degrees. that's keeping the temperatures a little bit warmer, otherwise these numbers would be in the 30s this morning. 46 degrees at 10:00. still in the 40s at lunch time. but it's into the low to mid-50s this afternoon with those steady northwesterly winds. the winds won't be as strong in new jersey as they were yesterday. the clouds that are moving through right now, thin clouds, no sign of any showers. you'll see bright sunshine at 10:00. then as the wind increases this
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afternoon, it will blow some clouds right through new jersey and towards the shore as well. dry, 46 right now at the shore. 51 degrees at 10:00. middle 50s this afternoon. the winds just a bit stronger at the shore than they will be in delaware today. it's cooler right now with mainly clear skies. down to 44 degrees at 8:00. then it's into the 50s and it will be a bit warmer in most of delaware into the middle 50s, possibly upper 50s in a few locations today. when i come back in a few minutes, a look at where you can expect the frost tomorrow morning. and i'll show you who will see some snowflakes before the week is done. >> all right. >> i don't think i'm ready for that. >> 5:40. we want to get you to work this morning. we're monitoring conditions on city avenue right now. >> let's get you updated. nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington has been watching city avenue. >> we're watching the city avenue bridge for an accident scene. we're losing part of our camera right here. we have lane restrictions, it's
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over into the left-hand side. one lane getting by past the scene. police activity as well, with a few vehicles involved. we're watching the northeast extension of the pa turnpike headed northbound. pretty serious accident here. not confirmed yet if it's closed but typically when you see this big red strip on our map system here, that means that it has been closed. we'll have to check on that for you before i confirm it. it's on the northbound side around, approaching lansdale, exit 31. your alternate, take 309. i'll come back in the next ten minutes and update you on this accident scene. pamela? in center city, history is reduced to rubble. check out what is left of the landmark entrance foot union league. police say this is no accident. an historic coast guard ship is about to become part of history along the jersey shoreline. biden: this is what i know about katie mcginty -
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at the bridgegate trial in north jersey, more questions are surfacing about governor chris christie's role in the 2013 lane closure scandal. bridget kelly, a former christie
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staffer spent a second day on the witness stand in her own defense. she testified she told the governor about concerns. christie denied knowing about the scheme while it was happening. kelly and another stormer staffer are accused of plotting to close lanes at the george washington bridge after the mayor refused to endorse christie for re-election. 5:45. we're getting a look at surveillance video of several assaults at temple university including attacks that injured students, ape campus officer and a police horse. it is the moment the students were attacked. you can see the mob of people when all of a sudden chaos breaks out. two 19-year-old men an an 18-year-old woman were injured. we talked with her father yesterday. >> the fact that they unmercifully pinned her down, so many people, and beat her, i
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just can't fathom. my heart dropped when i found out. >> several arrests have already been made, including the arrest of a 19-year-old. the front of a historic building in philadelphia is now in need of repairs. someone ripped off the railing from the union league in center city causing part of the staircase to crumble. you can see where the steps were left in pieces there. the union league tells nbc 10 the vandal tore the brass railing off and got away with about a six feet long piece. officials said the theft was caught on video which has not yet been released. >> everything looked normal up until that point. about that time you can see him approaching from the side street and that's when it happened, in about two minutes time. >> the union league is working with police to track down that thief. tens of thousands of students who attend pennsylvania state-owned universities are back to class following last week's faculty strike. >> classes resumed yesterday.
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the union for some 5,000 teachers, coaches and other staffers reached a tentative agreement on friday after a three-day walkout. in our area the strike affected cheyney, kutztown, millersville, shippensburg and west chester. we spoke to a millersville student who is glad she's back to class. >> definitely fair the teachers get a good contract but i was honestly upset they couldn't come to an agreement sooner. i think they could have avoided the strike. i'm glad that it ended. >> the full union must still ratify the new contract. delaware residents are getting a look at plans to redevelop an old steel mill into state-of-the-art transit center. claymont regional transportation center will be built on the shuttered evraz steel mill. it is expected to have more parking and be pedestrian and bike friendly. trains will hit the tracks starting in 2020. a ship that served in world
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war ii and then was later immortalized in a film will soon be part of the atlantic ocean here cape may. the coast guard plans to sink the vessel "tamaroa" on sunday. the ship will help grow a reef near cape may point by drawing large game fish. the new reef is expected to boost recreational fishing. sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the storm in which the "tamaroa" helped rescue the cruise of a commercial fishing boat and a downed national guard helicopter in massachusetts. it's portrayed in the book and the film "the perfect storm." 5:48. cool and crisp start. you told it was going to happen. it happened. >> this is a trend that will continue. a chilly start and a cool afternoon, too. you have to progressively get the warmer jackets out of the closet over the next couple days. this morning, glassboro, new jersey, a live view, from main stre street. their brand new town square will get a ribbon cutting today.
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it will be beautiful weather. chilly right now. parts of new jersey seeing temperatures lower than the rest of the area. the lehigh valley, clouds, 46. 48 in the suburbs. delaware is 46 and just shy of 50 in philadelphia. south jersey, interior new jersey is where we're seeing the chillier temperatures this morning. down to 40 degrees in some spots into the 30s. most of the region in the 40s, voorhees is 48 degrees. swedesboro at 42 this morning. coilfield is 35. princeton now down to 38 degrees. that's down a degree in the last hour. you can feel the chill in the air. afternoon temperatures, a nice warmup for philadelphia, the suburbs and the lehigh valley. sunshine, the winds will still be blowing this afternoon. you'll see clouds blowing through. they'll keep on going. we get enough sunshine to move into the 50s. for new jersey, that bright sunshine with the steady wind out of the northwest up to 15 miles an hour. 57 degrees in evesham township this afternoon. 54 in trenton. right around 50 degrees in
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glassboro for the ribbon cutting. sunshine at the shore, upper 50s to near 60 degrees. wilmington will get near 60 degrees this afternoon. but i did mention there's colder air moving in. during the day today you'll see some of the scattered clouds coming off of showers northwest. i don't expect to see any of these showers in the area. and there is a few spots of snow mixed in there. but a better chance at parts of the area will get snow from that. and the dakotas, that's just rain that's moving through. that's going to be rain as it moves into the midwest. that's going to happen later this week and this is on track for us to bring us a chance of some snow in the pocono mountains early on thursday morning. this is wednesday afternoon. still rain at that time. a little bit of snow is developing and as we go into early thursday morning, there it is. a chance of light snow up in the pocono mountains before it changes over to rain during the
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day today. allentown, you'll see rain out of it, trenton, philadelphia, a chance of some rain for our area. there's cooler weather on the way. 56 degrees today. 30s tomorrow morning. and then here comes the wet weather on thursday. mainly rain but early on thursday. farther north and west, snowflakes. cool for friday and saturday back into the 60s with temperatures in the 60s for saturday and sunday. monday a little bit cooler but wednesday afternoon, up to 71. >> all right, bill, thanks for that. nine minutes before 6:00. this is a live picture of a house fire in levittown, bucks county. firefighters are on the scene. this is along fountain road. a home, no reported injuries. they think everyone made it out of the house safely. we'll keep you updated. 5:51 on your tuesday morning. we want to get you to work and we're monitoring conditions on city avenue. >> right, on the city avenue bridge. jessica boyington has been watching that. jess? >> it's headed southbound
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approaching the schuylkill expressw expressway. we're watching part of this bridge that's blocked off by an accident scene. this is the camera from the schuylkill expressway around route 1. they have it zoomed in on the spot. traffic is moving by the scene but only on the right-hand side. otherwise the left lanes are block. there's an accident reported on the northeast extension. northeast extension northbound approaching lansdale. they're forcing all traffic off at lansdale. 309 is your alternate. the burlington bristol, we're in the process of a scheduled opening that was scheduled for ten minutes ago or so, around 5:40. the rest of the bridges are just fine. this morning we're remembering a dear friend and former colleague here at nbc 10. >> have you ever worked with a clown before? >> well, i work with my husband. you be the judge. >> she was always making everybody laugh.
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sheela allen-stephens always made us laugh, smile. next, we look back on her on-air review and share her special message to you, her devoted viewers. when someone makes the comment that they know more about the islamic state or isil than do the generals, it implies a complete ignorance of the reality. but i believe secretary clinton really understands the threat that the islamic state poses to the united states and to the american people. and i believe she understands how to wield american power to ultimately defeat this threat and to keep us safe. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. i'm hillary clinton pat toomey: he was a founder of this pennsylvania bank and owned stock worth as much as a million dollars. to take away homes from people across pennsylvania. the practice is banned in 35 states because it's considered predatory,
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as you may have heard by now, a long-time member of our nbc 10 family, sheela allen-stephens, has died. >> sheela was a one-of-a-kind professional, good friend off the air. plus,
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a new castle county road has reopened after a tractor trailer carrying cows overturned last night. unexpected ride. a 6-year-old boy is safe after a thief stole a car while he was in the backseat. candidates clash. pat toomey and his opponent at the debate. >> i'm tracy davidson. >> and i'm pamela osborn. cooler start for your tuesday morning, for sure. let's get to meteorologist bill henley and the first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? >> temperatures are dropping. so has the wind. it is not as strong as it was yesterday. it will still be with us during the day today.

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